Bridgehampton, L.I. New York: Hampton Press, 1918. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Item #027519
xx + 424 pages; useful index; black and white illustrations, old map and plans. With text concerning the architecture of the town over the years, windmills, portraits of town worthies; material on the early settlers, land, geological history, climate, animals, Native Americans, government & social life. Also with the history of the English settlement, pirates, business, the founding of Sag Harbor, the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and their effect on the area; and text on the whaling industry. The appendices preserving much useful history: the disposal of the original vessel of the settlers in 1639; patents for land ownership including Indian deeds; the Andros patent and the Dongan patent; various estate inventories; papers relating to the ship 'Adventure'; early Sag Harbor imprints; muster rolls for the early militias; articles of association and its signers and whaling voyages from Sag Harbor. Appendix XIX containing the travel diary letters of Albert Jagger, which concern the California Gold Rush; App. XX with Capt. Mercator Cooper's Voyage to Japan in 1845-46. James Truslow Adams (1878-1949) historian, his Southampton history "...won critical acclaim and substantial sales. The historian Marcus W. Jernegan, in the American Historical Review, praised the book as a model local history..." and later, for his work on New England history; he won a Pulitzer Prize and was considered "...a philosophical historian" dedicated to the principle that human civilization had progressed and would continue to progress." (Charles Forcey in the ANB) Previous ownership signature of Stuart Davis on the front endpaper. Approx. 6 1/2" x 9 1/8" size; bound in the original sturdy dark green polished buckram cloth, paper spine title label. Some edge, tips wear to binding; top corner bumped as are the top corner of the contents. In good condition.